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10 Factors a Judge Considers in a Maryland Custody Case

When you’re going through a divorce and the child custody process, it may feel as though the state of Maryland is suddenly snooping into your life. Now a judge wants to know all kinds of details about your finances, relationships, home setup, and parenting style. A family law and child custody attorney can help you […]

What You Should Know About Torts, Spousal Relationships and Divorce

Do you know a major change to Maryland tort law allows you to sue your spouse for harming you? Even though it’s been 16 years since this change was put into effect, it’s still a complex area of the law to understand. Here is what you need to know about torts, spousal relationships and divorce. […]

Maryland Long Distance Parenting Plans Put Kids First

Divorcing Parents Live Far Apart, Raising a Child Together Becomes Complex Under Maryland divorce and custody laws, parents are strongly encouraged to establish a parenting plan with a visitation schedule that clarifies exactly where a child will spend their time. Of course, it’s not always as simple as it seems. Sometimes, the long distance involved […]

Reinventing Child Support in Maryland Benefits Children & Families Most

Maryland’s child support payment system has become increasingly unfair and ineffective over the past two decades, according to a new report from the Abell Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for residents of Baltimore. Maryland parents current on their child support orders have an average income of $44,000 – the payments […]